Monday, October 19, 2015

mummy skillet brownie . . . a Halloween treat

This super simple dessert was inspired by the darling spooky eyes you see in the photos.

Our youngest daughter, Lauren, saw them in our local craft store and HAD to have them!

I had no clue what I was going to do with them, but they were too cute to pass up.

It didn't take me long to think of several ways to use them!

One afternoon while Charley and Ford were at school, Lauren and I baked a quick batch of my favorite boxed brownie mix . . . Ghirardelli Double Chocolate . . . in a cast iron skillet.

While the brownie was cooling, I whipped up a batch of scrumptious cream cheese frosting (recipe below), and then piped long, sweeping ribbons (Wilton's Decorating Tip #150) across the top of the brownie. There's no right or wrong here. Your goal is to pipe ribbons from left to right and right to left. A little over-lapping helps it look like mummy wrap. It's super easy and fun . . . and my Littles and neighborhood kids LOVED it!

Lauren helped me nestle the spooky eyes on top . . . and voila, you have a fun and festive mummy dessert.

You could use this same technique on top of cupcakes to make mini mummies for a classroom party or Halloween gathering.

It's such a fun time of year to create and bake! I hope you're taking time with your family to have a little fun in the kitchen, too!

Happy Halloween baking!

cream cheese frosting
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1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
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In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, 
blend together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract. 
Add the confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth.

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  1. This is way too stinkin' cute.

  2. Oh my goodness- this is adorable! It's so cute that Lauren had to have those eyes, and you came up with the perfect use for them. Love the cupcake idea as well! It IS such a fun time of year to bake-I certainly have been in the kitchen more this fall. Thanks for the fun idea! Also, your chocolate zucchini bread was delicious, and we felt so "guilt-free" eating it (haha)!

  3. How adorable and what a good mommy you are!! Those are so darn cute and wouldn't they be great for a kiddos Halloween party. Very creative and the pictures are perfect!! Have a wonderful day!!

  4. What a perfect, sweet idea!!! Love it! I just bought eyes like that at the crsft store too! This is a must make!! I have missed seeing your mouthwatering amazing recipes over at MMM! The party is going on now! I hope to see you there soon! :-)

  5. These are adorable and love the fun!!

  6. This is so cute, those eyes are adorable! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!


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